HOUSE BILL No. 1338
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Tobacco farmers and rural community impact fund.
Specifies that the agricultural mentoring, entrepreneurial leadership
development, and tuition and scholarship assistance components of the
tobacco farmers and rural community impact fund are restricted to
displaced tobacco growers whose crop production has been reduced
and to children and stepchildren of such growers.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
Lytle, Bischoff, Duncan
January 15, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural
Resources and Rural Development.
Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1338
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
and local administration.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 4-12-9-3; (02)IN1338.1.1. -->
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.291-2001,
SECTION 74, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) Subject to subsection (b), money in the fund
shall be used for the following purposes:
(1) Agricultural grant and loan programs to assist cooperative
arrangements consisting of tobacco quota owners and tobacco
growers working together to transition from tobacco production
to other agricultural enterprises and to assist individual tobacco
quota owners and tobacco growers who are in the process of
transitioning to other agricultural enterprises.
(2) Value-added cooperatives, incubators, and other enterprises
or facilities established for the purpose of assisting tobacco quota
owners and tobacco growers to capture additional revenues from
non-tobacco agricultural commodities.
(3) Agricultural mentoring programs, entrepreneurial leadership
development, and tuition and scholarships to assist displaced
tobacco growers whose tobacco crop production has been
reduced, and children and stepchildren of such displaced
tobacco growers, in acquiring new training and employment
(4) Academic research to identify new transitional crop
enterprises to replace tobacco production.
(5) Market facility development for marketing current and new
(6) Administrative and planning services for local communities
and economic development entities that suffer a negative impact
from the loss of tobacco production.
(7) Establishment and operation of a regional economic
development consortium to address common problems faced by
local communities that suffer a negative impact from the loss of
(b) Expenditures from the fund are subject to appropriation by the
general assembly and approval by the
the commissioner of agriculture.
The commissioner of agriculture may not approve an expenditure from
the fund unless that expenditure has been recommended by the
advisory board established by section 4 of this chapter.